Although born within Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his beginnings planted solidly in Texas ever since he was six months old. Justin was brought up in the typical middle class family in Alief alongside his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a strong work principles and a dedication to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That commitment to family was further reinforced by his paternal grandmother, Elaine Flanagan, with who both he and his brother invested their summers with in Somerville, TX. Their summer working days were spent helping at the marina, where Elaine worked, cooperating in numerous community functions and being common boys of summer discovering trails, fishing and having a great number of adventures together.
The summer just before his senior year in high school Justin Flanagan met his wife, Cyndie Balfour-Flanagan, and side by side they have formed a family with their two daughters, Kesley and Kyndall, and continue to maintain their commitment to hard work, assisting charitable causes, and building a business that echoes their expectations. When asked about how the high school sweethearts have been able to beat the odds, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always a simple commitment, it is quite easy to be devoted to someone and your relationship when you determine you have found your soul mate. “I realized I loved her within two weeks of our going steady. It was a scary thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve discovered it, you know it’s well worth holding on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate firm Justin Flanagan initially built with the help and mentorship of his mother-in-law Gayla Gayden, Justin is a passionate supporter of the Katy Independent School District, Snowdrop Foundation (a pediatric cancer foundation), several Veteran causes, and charities that serve children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is an obligation. My better half, family, and our team members are really grateful for what we have been blessed with and we are overjoyed to be able to give back. It’s part of our faith and core to our belief.”
What does the future hold for Justin? His better half left her position in the natural gas industry in January 2015 to put together their talents and efforts to further increase Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as supplying a system that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own businesses inside of the agency. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I catch a glimpse of my family, those who are doing one’s part to build Topmark, and those who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to deliver an unparalleled level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and assisting to change lives of other people. We would like to be able to distribute homes to veterans, to additionally support teachers and educational support staff, help families, and to inspire others to have faith in the future and recognize that they can make a huge difference in the world.” Based on that statement and the conviction he delivers it with, that future looks pretty bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is white. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color white… it’s probably Justin!